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Six Sentences From Atop My Soapbox

 ~NEED~
Do you want it or do you need it?
 
One of the most important lessons we can teach our children is the difference between wants and needs, but first we have to understand that difference ourselves.  Adequate food, clothing, and shelter are basic needs; everyone requires these three things to be healthy and have a decent quality of life. The problem many people have in our consumer-oriented society is defining "adequate".  Do you really need 20 pairs of shoes, rib-eye steaks for dinner, and the biggest house on the block? 

It isn't wrong to desire and work for special things above basic needs, as long as we are mindful that we are to love people and use things, and not the opposite.  We tend to weigh our lives down with so many material goods and the need to work endlessly to obtain them, that we fail to realize that the most precious things we have can't be obtained with money... faith, family, friends, love, joy, fulfillment, contentment, and peace of mind.
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6 comments:

  1. Yes! You've hit the nail squarely on the head. Too many people won't give up the idea that they "have to have" things they just cannot afford.

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  2. Stuff is nice, but you only enjoy them when you have "things" you mention.

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  3. This is one of the lessons I taught my children very early on. There are wants and there are needs. If you can live without it, it is a want.

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  4. Very true Josie. Wants and needs ought to be separated from each other.

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  5. A great quote from Marianne Williamson, which really resonated with me lately is "If I don't own it already.... I don't want it. " I'm giving stuff away left and right. I want to be free of materialistic junk." Tx for this post xoxo

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